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St. Paul Union Depot Train Days a success

GNRHS Booth at SPUD Train Days 2016
GNRHS Booth at SPUD Train Days 2016

GNRHS membership volunteers were present with a booth at the St. Paul Union Depot Train Days held April 30th – May 1st. They signed up several new members and had lots of visiting with GNRHS members who shared memories of the GN days at SPUD.

GNRHS Director Gary Nelson gave an excellent talk sharing his memories working for the Great Northern.

Outside exhibits this year featured Minnesota Transportation Museum’s ex Great Northern SDP40 #325, as well as Milwaukee 4-8-4 #261 and Lake Superior Railroad Museum’s Soo FP7A  #2500. Amtrak was present with its Exhibit Train showing the past, present and future of passenger railroading.

 

  Posted on May 3, 2016, by


Ride the Great Northern and Cascade Railway

GN 410, a 2-6-0, basks in the sun at Skykomish depot.

GN 410, a 2-6-0, basks in the sun at Skykomish depot.

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 is opening day for the GN&C Railway in Skykomish, Washington. This miniature railway offers free rides to the public every weekend, 10am-4pm between now and November 1st.

Steam up! On the raised service tracks.

Steam up! On the raised service tracks.

The Railway is run by a non-profit group of volunteers who bring their own engines and equipment up to Sky to operate on the line. Watch them as they “steam up” their locomotives on the raised servicing tracks, then take a ride along the 2,700 feet of track (plans are for over a mile of track eventually).

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  Posted on April 28, 2016, by


2016 Spokane Convention Timecard Updated

2016 Spokane Convention
2016 Spokane Convention

An updated version of the Timecard for the 2016 Spokane Convention is now available. See also the Convention Info for additional information and register online or by mail.

Normal registration closes August 12th.

  Posted on March 30, 2016, by


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